Chief of Kpone sacks President Akufo-Addo during a sod cutting of 40-bed Kpone Hospital

Chief of Kpone sacks President Akufo-Addo during a sod cutting of 40-bed Kpone Hospital

The Paramount Chief of Kpone Traditional area a suburb of Tema in the Greater Accra Region, Nii Tetteh Otu II allegedly tried to stop the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo when he was cutting sod for a 40-bed hospital in the area on Sunday.

According to report, the chief sacked the President and members of the NPP over what he termed as “failure to deliver promises.”

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It was stated that Nii Tetteh Otu II action triggered after President Akufo-Addo three years ago, cut sod for the commencement of a road project which was not constructed.

Nii Tetteh Otu II allegedly came in between the sod-cutting ceremony to sack the President and his campaigners when he returned to the traditional area to cut sod for the new 40-bed Kpone Hospital project.


In a video, attached to the story the Traditional Authority was seen leaving the function and agitated as he exchanged words with some security personnel and people believed to be members of the NPP.

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Per eyewitnes account the chief allegedly stated that, the President should complete the already started projects.

They reiterated the chief’s disappointment about the deception of some politicians and would not give in to frivolous promises until the old projects which the government began is completed.

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The traditional authority, they indicated allegedly said they would not allow any political party to use them to canvass vote for the 2020 elections, if they do not deliver their earlier promises.

The President cut sod for the construction of 40 bed Municipal Hospital at Kpone, in the Greater Accra Region.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the sod-cutting ceremony represents another important milestone in Government’s commitment to guaranteeing access to healthcare for all Ghanaians, through improving existing healthcare facilities, and construction of new ones in places where none exist in the country.

He said government has secured funding towards the construction and equipping of 12 hospitals with the associated staff accommodation facilities for hospital workers, and Kpone is one of the beneficiary communities.

An amount of €71.5 million from Erste Group Bank AG and Česká Spořitelna a.s., has been secured towards the construction and equipping of these12 hospitals.

This is covered by an export credit guaranteed €8,612,931.30 from the EGAP of Czech Republic.

The project will be constructed by VAMED Engineering GmbH of Austria, a global leader in the construction of healthcare facilities, and the other beneficiary communities are Jumapo, Kwabeng, Nkwatia, Achiase and Adukrom in the Eastern Region; Suame, Drobonso, Sabronum, Manso Nkwanta, Twedie in the Ashanti Region; and Mim in the Ahafo Region.

These projects, including that of Kpone, are expected to be completed in 24 months.

The commencement of these projects, President Akufo-Addo said, serves as further evidence of government’s commitment to achieving the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and Universal Health Coverage for all Ghanaians.

Upon completion, the Kpone Municipal Hospital will be fitted with the outpatient department, a public health wing, surgical suite consisting of a theatre, recovery ward, and a sterilisation unit, delivery unit and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), laboratory, pharmacy and x-ray, beds for males, females and pediatrics, services block containing the laundry, stores and a cold room, and staff accommodation.

Other components of the project package include supply and installation of medical equipment, one-year post completion warranty and maintenance, and a training component for staff.

The President urged the contactor VAMED Engineering GmbH of Austria to work assiduously, and ensure that this project is delivered on time and on budget, and he expected that they will employ indigenes during the construction period.

“Niimei, I am delighted and honoured by your presence here, and I assure you that this project is a sign of greater things to come for Kpone, and, indeed, for the whole nation. Government’s commitment to the total development of Ghana is absolute,” he added.

In other development the President also cut sod for 400-bed Tema Regional Hospital.


Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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